SESSION TITLE: Sleep Disorders III
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of complete or partial collapse of the upper airway, resulting in nocturnal intermittent hypoxia (IH). This disease has many potential consequences including neurocognitive and behavioral deficits. IH, caused by OSA, could cause hippocampus or neuron damage through multiple signaling pathways, while the underlying mechanisms are still unclear. The effect of IH on the growth and biological functions of microglia cells was explored.